Lingjun Hu received her M.A. in Language Pedagogy from the Ohio State University (2003). She started teaching Chinese in 2000 and joined Columbia faculty in 2006, and has taught Chinese at all levels. She also teaches for the the Columbia and Princeton summer programs in Beijing. Her research interests include second language acquisition and Chinese language pedagogy. She has developed teaching materials for elementary Chinese and is one of the co-authors of a textbook for Business Chinese.